Yushi-Con welcomes acclaimed voice actor and director of Pokemon Sun and Moon animated series, Lisa Ortiz to their guest lineup for their anime and gaming convention on October 13, hosted at East Stroudsburg in the Science and Technology Building of East Stroudsburg University. Lisa’s events in Yushi-Con are scheduled to take place between the hours of 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.
“It is a pleasure to announce Lisa Ortiz, a prominent voice actor and director of the northeast coast industry, she will be one of our guests of honor at this year’s Yushi-Con. We are psyched to have the director of Pokemon Sun and Moon on board, and are looking forward to having her included in our high-value lineup of our October 13 show,” states Patricia McGee, convention chair of Yushi-Con. “Her performances of countless fan-favorites in Sonic the Hedgehog, One Piece, Yu-Gi-Oh, Slayers, and more will surely excite us and our audience!” Patricia concludes.
Yushi-Con is a multi-genre anime and gaming convention taking place at East Stroudsburg, in the northeastern Pennsylvania region. Previously hosted by East Stroudsburg University’s Anime Club with support from the ESU Game Society, and currently hosted independently by student alumni and community members, Yushi-Con has been put together in the hopes of bringing not only the anime fandom but people from all fandom together in the northeastern Pennsylvania and Greater New York area.
“I am so excited to be appearing at Yushi-Con this October as a guest of honor!” states Lisa Ortiz, “I am looking forward to meeting all of my East Stroudsburg fans on the convention floor, and I hope you’ll make it out so we can chat more at my panels!” Lisa continued, “Special thanks to Yushi-Con for making this all possible! Can’t wait to see you there, it’s going to be a great time!” Lisa concluded.
Yushi-Con’s goal is to bring the animation, gaming, and geek industry-at-large to the Monroe County and Poconos area. They bring high-value industry guests and presenters from all over the tri-state area, such as Mike Pollock, the voice of Dr. Eggman from Sonic the Hedgehog. Yushi-Con has a vision to breathe a blossoming creative presence into the Poconos and Greater New York area, and give the locals a chance to network with other passionate animation and gaming fans and creators alike.
This year, Yushi-Con will be hosted at the Science and Technology Building at East Stroudsburg University, in East Stroudsburg, PA on October 13. It will be a full-day event with programming and presentations for all hours!
About Lisa Ortiz
Lisa Ortiz is a New York based veteran voice actor, director and producer. As a voice actor, she is most well known for her role as Lina Inverse in Slayers, and Amy Rose in Sonic the Hedgehog, but she began her career as the high elf Deedlit in Record of Lodoss War. Since then she has gone on to record dozens of anime, series, audiobooks, video games, and films both as a voice and as a Producer, Director and Adapter. Her voice has been heard internationally on Disney XD, SciFi, Cartoon Network, WB, Nickelodeon and Netflix among others. And has appeared most recently onstage in the one-woman show “I Couldn’t Possibly love you” at 53 above at the Broadway Comedy club.
She is currently the director of Pokemon Sun and Moon and has worked on the show in various capacities over the years since Indigo League. From Misty’s older sister Daisy, to Sabrina, to Flannery, to Oshawatt, to Fletchling and present day gym leaders Korrina and Litten, and Poipole.
She can currently be heard as Mini in RoboCar Poli, Royal Academy, Noembelu in Street Fighter V, World of Winx, and Taffy as well as the upcoming Natarle Badegireul in Gundam Seed and Carla Montez in Dead Rivals and Izanami in SMITE. Favorite roles include, Serenity Wheeler in Yu-gi-oh, Tony Tony Chopper in OnePiece (4Kids), Shiori in Revolutionary Girl Utena, Rina in Time of Eve, The Devil in Gangstar 4, and Musa/Icy in Winx club. Directing credits include Psychic School Wars, Norm of the North and mobile games for The Dark Night Rises, Dungeon Hunter 5, Modern Combat 5 and Netflix’s Heroes United. She is President of Noise of O Productions, co-founder of www.voicesforfosters.org and currently resides in NYC.